I am debating on replacing my current home, either shingles or metal. I wonder what would be the best option in terms of resale value and durability. What are your opinions on each? Ventilation ridge with a metal roof also, and most importantly some is necessary, as it is with a tiled roof. My house was built in 1993 and it was not common to install ridge vents during that period. My metal roofing contractor told me that usually do not install them if they are not already, because the metal reflects heat and does not absorb as tiles. The house has vents gable on each side. It is a great thing and should be done? Our electric bill is very reasonable and do not want to do anything to make things worse by trying to do better. I'm afraid I'm going to have lost a lot of heat during the winter. Any idea? Thank you. I was happy to learn … Good attic ventilation is important regardless of the type of roof. Ventilation helps keep the house cool in summer. Helps prevent dangerous accumulation of moisture and helps prevent the accumulation of winter ice. Good ventilation requires the intake at the eaves and mostly escape. A ridge vent encourages better distribution of fresh air throughout the attic and is very effective. Metal roofing today come in a wide variety of styles. Some of the lower end have exposed fasteners may require maintenance eventually. But the best metal roofs have hidden Fasteners, as well as space for thermal movement of the metal. They take decisions incredibly durable roof. I have had the metal in all three of my houses and we all loved it. Also in terms of heat loss in winter. . Is necessary to prevent the insulation in your attic floor. The roof actually has nothing to do with it and again to prevent winter ice dams you want your attic to be as cold as possible in the winter.
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